What Doctors Are Missing About Your Menopause Symptoms
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What Doctors Are Missing About Your Menopause SymptomsAnthony William Offers A Fresh Explanation
As I explain in my book, Medical Medium, treatments prescribed for the symptoms that appear to accompany menopause, are often completely missing the point.
Pharmaceutical companies actively encouraged the hormone trend when they realized billions could be made by demonizing menopause and creating drugs to “cure” it. In the early 1960s a major promotional campaign was launched claiming that “estrogen deficiencies” were the cause of most of the ills being felt by women before, during, and after menopause. Sales of products promising to replace the supposedly missing estrogen—called hormone replacement therapy (HRT)—skyrocketed.
Women in the past didn’t turn to doctors for help with menopause, because they didn’t experience notable physical problems or symptoms with it. Women almost always felt better in perimeno-pause, menopause, and postmenopause than they had before. It was a normal part of life that didn’t require anything beyond acceptance.
That all changed in the modern era, around 1950. Women born from 1900 on were the first ones to experience night sweats, hot flashes, fatigue, panic attacks, anxiety, hair thinning, and joint pain when they reached a certain age.
Menopause and life after menopause aren’t anything to dread. Menopause itself isn’t meant to be a difficult physical process, and the wave of younger women who’ve begun to experience symptoms categorized as hormonal aren’t going through early menopause. Other factors entirely are in play—and there are powerful ways to address them.
You can go back to living a healthy life and embracing life at every stage.
When you’re looking to boost the immune system and support the reproductive system, the best foods to concentrate on are wild blueberries, sesame tahini, avocados, black beans, asparagus, apples, spinach, black grapes, and cucumbers. They’ll help by variously providing antioxidants, preventing hot flashes, providing critical nutrients to fortify vital organs, reducing inflammation, and keeping hormone levels balanced.
Herbs and Supplements for Reproductive Systems
· Nettle leaf: reduces inflammation in the reproductive system.
· Wild yam: helps stabilize levels of estrogen and progesterone.
· Schisandra berry: helps flush excessive estrogen from the body.
· Hawthorn berry: aids the ovaries.
· Vitex (chaste tree berry): helps stabilize the menstrual cycle (if you’re still menstruating).
· Red clover blossom: helps flush out unhelpful hormones stored in the organs.
· Sage: helps protect the cervix from abnormal cell growth.
· Folic acid: helps replenish the uterus.
· B-complex: provides essential vitamins for the reproductive system.
· Vitamin D3: helps stabilize the reproductive and immune systems.
· Vitamin E: promotes blood circulation and strengthens the central nervous system.
Women first started to present with what we have come to know as menopause symptoms in the 1950s, women born prior to the early 1900's simply didnt have the same concerns. Doctors and pharmaceutical companies were initially baffled but attributed them to the change of life, and by doing so they completely missed three other commonalities.
1. Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)
These women had all been born in the early 1900s, just as the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and other viruses were beginning to take root in the population.
EBV typically enters a woman when she is young and then spends decades building itself up to the point when it’s ready to make itself known in the form of inflammatory illness. It just so happened that women affected by the first non-aggressive strains of EBV were in their 40s or 50s when the viral incubation period ended and the symptoms began.
So if you were born in 1905 and you’d contracted this new virus Epstein-Barr as a small child, by 1950 you’d be 45 years old and part of the first generation just beginning to experience symptoms of this epidemic viral infection. It was only a coincidence that this was the same age as perimenopause or menopause. Yet you’d probably hear that the reason for your hot flashes, night sweats, and fatigue was hormonal. If the viral inflammation presented earlier or later, you’d get the label perimenopause or postmenopause.
2. Radiation Exposure
Due to a colossal historical blunder called the shoe-fitting fluoroscope—a mistake that’s been swept under the rug—women of this time were exposed to the most radiation ever seen in history.
It was all the rage from the 1920s to 1950s for a visit to the shoe store to include sticking your legs and feet into an X-ray box. The idea was that the X-ray would help salesmen understand the bone structure of customers’ feet to help get them the best fit for their cork-heeled shoes. Yet the dosage of radiation was unexamined and unregulated, and there were no doctors present at the store. It was just a shoe clerk pressing a deadly button at will and whim.
It happened at every visit to the shoe store, over and over again. Plenty of women tried on shoes as therapy, making a visit to the shoe store every other week. That could mean they had something like 800 radiation treatments in a lifetime. It resulted in severe radiation poisoning for millions of women.
By the time 1950 rolled around, the fluoroscope was quietly being removed from shoe stores, as if it had never been there in the first place. Modern medicine was beginning to realize at this time that radiation was dangerous, and I’m sure someone behind the scenes made the connection between women’s unprecedented health struggles and their decades-long, repeated exposure to radiation—because it was obvious that tens of thousands of women were getting foot and leg amputations due to cancer.
3. DDT exposure
In the 1940s, DDT was used everywhere. It was sprayed on crops, in parks, and kids would even soap themselves up with the pesticide’s suds for fun as the DDT truck drove by spraying throughout the suburbs. DDT salesmen would knock on the front door of every home and sell women cans of DDT to spray on their flowers and gardens. To prove its safety, the salesmen would even spray an apple with DDT, adding that it was a nutritious supplement. By 1950, DDT use was at its height, and the central nervous systems and livers of countless women had become overloaded with the toxin.
When women started to experience what were really autoimmune or viral conditions, illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, adrenal fatigue, hypothyroidism, other manifestations of the Epstein-Barr virus, lupus, heavy metal toxicity, liver dysfunction, and nutritional deficiency—all triggered by the modern era of viral, radiation, and DDT toxin exposure—medical communities couldn’t understand the real answers.
It was easier for doctors to say, “It’s your hormones” than to admit, “I have no idea what’s going on with you.”
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But HRT didn’t make anyone healthier. On the contrary, in some cases it hid diseases by temporarily preventing the immune system from fully reacting to and combating them. So while it sometimes provided symptom relief, HRT allowed cancers, viruses, bacteria, and more to continue attacking women’s bodies and aging them rapidly without their knowledge—at least, until the damage became so severe it couldn’t be covered up any longer.
While shoe-fitting fluoroscopes and DDT have been phased out, women today are still surrounded by environmental toxins, pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals, and other technological-era pollutants—plus, old toxins passed down from previous generations still reside in us.
You’ll find more information on how to support your body and overcome illness, including details on detoxification in my book, Medical Medium, and keep in mind that diet can play a profound role in minimizing the symptoms.
If you want to ask me a specific question about your symptoms, please call in to my radio show, every Monday at 2pm PST.